Crabtree Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 5PU
10 reasons to choose Crabtree Junior School
Crabtree Junior School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 72. It is one of the best state primary schools in Harpenden and one of the 6 best independent or state primaries within 0.5 miles.
Crabtree Junior School is a state junior school for boys and girls (60%/40%) between the ages of 7 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 10 members of Ivy Learning Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2009) inspection.
Average class size
Crabtree Junior School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 32 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Crabtree Junior School ranks in the top 3% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 30% of schools. 60% of pupils go on to Sir John Lawes School, and 20% to St George’s School at the end of Year 6.
The Crabtree Junior School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Core subjects are taught separately, but foundation subjects, such as geography and history, are taught as half-termly topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 5.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for music and sport.
Sport at Crabtree Junior School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Crabtree Junior School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Two choirs and an orchestra. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Crabtree Junior School
The King’s School, Harpenden (1.8 miles); The King’s School, Harpenden (1.8 miles); St Albans High School for Girls (4.7 miles).
Sir John Lawes School (0.8 miles); Sir John Lawes School (0.8 miles); St George’s School (1 mile).